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Smoke and Mirrors MAG

January 4, 2011
By cactusflower, San Francisco, California
cactusflower, San Francisco, California
0 articles 12 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be still, bright eyes.

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This art has 15 comments.

Cheddarzz said...
on Jun. 26 2011 at 1:21 am
Cheddarzz, Louisiana, Missouri
0 articles 5 photos 4 comments
i find this drawing actually kind of disturbing lol i like it

on Apr. 16 2011 at 3:02 am
sunshine04 BRONZE, Vindhyanagar, Other
1 article 3 photos 253 comments
its insanly awesome its haunting beautiful appealing

on Mar. 4 2011 at 1:29 pm
ilovenicole BRONZE, Fort Mill, South Carolina
4 articles 0 photos 6 comments
this picture is really good. and it makes you just think. i never really pay attention to art work. but it so amazingly great, and deep.

on Feb. 21 2011 at 6:22 pm
Wordscantsay BRONZE, Yuma, Arizona
1 article 1 photo 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
When she was just a girl she expected the world. But it flew away from her reach, so she ran away in her sleep...
- Coldplay

this is scary good awsome work!!!!

on Feb. 18 2011 at 7:58 am
sarahconway GOLD, Hillsboro, Kentucky
15 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everybody lies-Gregory House

This is awesome!  I love this alot!  I think it would be awesome to use it as an anti-smoking banner or something! 

cactusflower said...
on Feb. 17 2011 at 7:31 pm
cactusflower, San Francisco, California
0 articles 12 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be still, bright eyes.

There is no real story behind this piece. I usually create pieces because I feel the need to draw. If I don't paint for too long, I get uneasy and restless. Looking back at this piece, I look at the slits in the neck [reminiscent of "cutting"], tribal tatoo-like markings, and lots of smoke. I guess... it goes along with my belief that things we do to change our outward appearance are superficial and only cloud our true inner "sight" of both ourselves and the world around us, hence the clouded and netted eyes. But then again, I've been trained to BS so I don't even know what I'm saying anymore.


on Feb. 17 2011 at 6:50 pm
UglyMushroom GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
11 articles 65 photos 202 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's a monday. I got nothin' goin' on..." ~O. Rogers

This is so interesting and unique and haunting. I loooooove it! Is it saying that smoking is bad for you?

on Jan. 15 2011 at 5:04 pm
Guitargirl13 BRONZE, Brunswick, Maryland
1 article 7 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't tell me the skys the limit when there's footprints on the moon
I love you like the stars shine

I love this! This is amazing, and Beautiful

NellaB. SILVER said...
on Jan. 15 2011 at 7:16 am
NellaB. SILVER, Jewett, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can be surrounded by a sea of people and still feel all alone." - Tennyson

This is crazy!! But then again I might be as well, maybe that's why I LOVE it!!!

on Jan. 12 2011 at 11:17 am
smartchick118 SILVER, Voorhees, New Jersey
5 articles 2 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys"

This is INSANELY awesome! I draw too be sure to check some of mine out :))

Peregrine said...
on Jan. 12 2011 at 2:47 am
Peregrine, Roosterville, Other
0 articles 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
I am thoughtful. -Jon Stewart

Wow, this is really cool. Great job.

NeverMind said...
on Jan. 10 2011 at 4:17 pm
NeverMind, Moundsview, Minnesota
0 articles 3 photos 22 comments
Fantastic work, love the image.

Kiyoko GOLD said...
on Jan. 10 2011 at 9:28 am
Kiyoko GOLD, Knoxville, Tennessee
10 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
Independence is my happiness, I view things as they are without regard to place or person. My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. - Thomas Paine

This is Very eye catching. i was scrolling through all the charcoal drawings, and my eyes were immediately drawn to this one. It's beautiful! 

Aye.Jay BRONZE said...
on Jan. 9 2011 at 1:39 pm
Aye.Jay BRONZE, Ontario, California
1 article 5 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Noone knows the meaning of life, because life makes its own meaning"-Me

Whoa this is Amazing. It's perfectly breathtaking :]

on Jan. 7 2011 at 8:01 pm
nikkiee PLATINUM, St. Johns, Other
25 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its all for love, L.O.V.E ~Michael Jackson

Amazing!! Love it!!